As Principal of Leo Baeck College, I extend a very warm welcome to you.
Leo Baeck College was founded in 1956 by Rabbi Dr Werner van der Zyl and named in honour of his teacher, Rabbi Leo Baeck, at the Berlin Hochshüle.
The College is unique as it provides training for educators and rabbis for Progressive Judaism equipped for the 21st century. To date, Leo Baeck College has ordained close to two hundred rabbis and graduated over ninety educators who have served and are serving in Progressive communities worldwide. The College continues to provide the future leadership of the Progressive Jewish community in the United Kingdom, Europe, Former Soviet Union, United States, Australia, South Africa and beyond.
With our select student body we are able to offer challenging academic and vocational studies whilst maintaining an individual, friendly and supportive environment, making the learning experience a truly personal one. With teaching staff of the highest calibre and an academic library second to none, as well as excellent teaching resources, the College is infused with a love of Jewish learning.
For over five decades, the College community has been a beacon of hope and renewal for Progressive Judaism; we are its beating heart. I hope that it will remain a beacon for years to come, and that you can find a course that motivates you to join us here and become a part of our ever expanding family.
We are delighted to announce that our special guest for the evening is Omid Djalili. British-born Iranian comic and actor Omid Djalili’s performances on stage and screen have won him plaudits the world over. A committed member of the Baha’i faith, Omid promises to provide an insightful and entertaining evening for our guests.
The Kaufmann Memorial Lecture and Dinner is the ideal opportunity for you to find out more about the invaluable work of Leo Baeck College as well as meet our students, faculty and staff. The event will take place in Knightsbridge, London. A fundraising appeal will be held on the evening.
Reception 7.00pm Dinner 7.45pm Carriages 10.30pm
Dress code: Black Tie Ticket price: £150
We look forward to welcoming you!